Viola Davis portrays Michelle Obama in the series First Lady

American actor Viola Davis is portraying former United States first lady Michelle Obama in the series the “First Lady”.

She plays Michelle Obama, the wife to President Barack Obama and the first African-American first lady in the US.

The series aims to dig into the personal lives of America’s first ladies, allowing viewers to understand them on a more emotional and human level.

The First Lady, is premiering today the April 17th at 9pm on Showtime.

The first season simultaneously follows Michelle Obama (Viola Davis), Betty Ford (Michelle Pfeiffer), and Eleanor Roosevelt (Gillian Anderson) through their respective journeys, shifting from one timeline to another.